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Bournemouth Theory Test Centre


Third Floor
Roddis House
4-12 Old Christchurch Road

Bournemouth Theory Test Centre

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Bournemouth Theory Test Centre Address

The test centre is located at Roddis House, third floor. Old Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, BH1 1LG

Bournemouth Theory Test Centre Directions

Car parking costs £5.00 per hour. There are two car parks within walking distance of the test centre. The first is called the Square, and the second is called Eden Glen. Both cost £5.00 per 2 hours.


The bus station is on Holdenhurst road and is an 18 minute walking distance from the test centre.


The station is approximately 1.2 miles from the test centre. It takes about 20 minutes to get there by walking. The train station address in Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth, BH8 8HX, is close to restaurants and shops. The test centre is located on the third floor of the building called Roddis House.

When you do not need a theory test

You must pass a theory test before booking a driving test to upgrade your license. An automatic car license is required to drive a medium or large vehicle.

A minibus does tow a trailer. To drive a bus, you must pass a driving test first.

Knowledge and understanding

Theory testing is a test that measures how well you understand the rules of the road. Hazard Perception Testing is also called Driver Awareness Training (DAT). This test is used to measure your ability to react quickly when driving around hazards such as other vehicles or pedestrians. You need to pass both tests to get a full licence.

Multiple choice

You should know that you need to study hard if you want to pass the test.

Hazard perception

A car is approaching you at high speed. You must decide whether or not to brake. If you do not brake, you may crash into an obstacle.

At the end

Practice papers are used to help students understand the concepts better. Students should be given enough time to complete the questions. Answers must be checked before submitting the test.

You must answer the question correctly before being given a link to the correct answer.

Book a test to upgrade your licence

You should contact the Driver and Vehicle Standards Authority if you need an upgrade test. Telephone: 0300 200 112 2.

When you do not need a theory test

You should always pass your theory test before booking a vehicle. You don't need a theory test to take a tractor test, or to upgrade from an automatic to a manual car. You also don't need a theory to take a test to progress through the motorbike categories. A lorry driver doesn't need a theory test, but he does need a lorry licence. A bus driver needs a theory test, but not a bus licence.

When you've got a medium lorry license, you're allowed to drive a medium-sized truck or van. When you've got a minibus license, you're allowed a smaller vehicle such as a minivan or station wagon.

What is the waiting time for a theory test?

Waiting times vary between theory test centres. You should check the website for your local centre before you come to take the theory test.

What is the theory test pass mark?

The pass mark for the car test is 86% (43/50). To pass the test you must get at least 43 correct answers. You also need to do well on the hazard perception test. You need to score 44 out of 75 points to pass the hazard perception section of the test.

Pass Rates by Year

The pass rate at Bournemouth theory tests is lower than the national average, but it's still better than most other locations. The location of your test doesn't affect your results. The stats show there's nothing wrong with Bournemouth.

Guides and Tips

Revision is important. You should revise as many times as possible until you know everything about the topics covered by the theory test. Make sure you understand the questions thoroughly before taking the test. Don't forget to practice hazard perception.

The official DVSA theory test app for iOS is a great resource to help you pass your driving theory test. It covers everything you need to know about how to drive safely. You'll learn what to expect on the day of your test, as well as how to prepare yourself before taking the test.

Arriving at Bournemouth Theory Test Centre

By public transport, you'll want to take the train or bus into town. You should plan ahead by booking tickets in advance, as this will save time when you arrive. Learners who live out of town will probably need to book a taxi.

The train takes you around 20 minutes to get there. You should take a bus if you want to be dropped off close to your final destination.

For more information on Bournemouth public transport, check out by car Learners should tell drivers that Old Christchurch Road is pedestrianised. The nearest place they can drop them off is Gervis Plaice, which is just around the corner.

You should consider parking if you are being driven home after your exam. This could save you some time and money. There are several parking lots near the test centre.

The closest option is The Square Car Park (BH2 6 E J). The problem is this does cost £5 per hour. Those in agreement can always use The Eden Glen Car Park (BH 2 5 AU) instead. This is only 6 minutes away but costs £2.50 an hour.


Booking your driving test before rush hour can save you time and money. Some driving test centres offer Saturday bookings. Weekend driving tests cost more than weekday ones. You can book your driving test by phone or online.


Bournemouth Driving Test Center is located near busy urban and rural roads. It is situated around busy urban roads where bends may be hard to navigate due to oncoming vehicles. Small residential streets often feature on the driving exam to give the driving examiner a better understanding of your ability to handle oncoming vehicles on narrow lanes and to understand your ability to drive in tight spaces.

Primary routes are usually busy roads. Drivers need to be careful when driving on them. They should know how to drive around obstacles and other cars. They must be able to stop quickly if needed.

To find out more information about the type of roads you'll be taking from Bournemouth Driving Test Centre, visit this page. You can learn more about different road types and traffic systems by visiting this page.

Complete our quick and easy, 5-minute Bournemouth Theory Test Booking Service form and we’ll take care of the rest. Remember, our ‘3 free retests’ scheme saves you money and gives you another chance if you’re unsuccessful.

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